An exploration of Leonardo's life and work includes a catalogue raisonnâe of his paintings, covering all of his surviving and lost painted works, and an extensive catalog of his drawings, with 663 presented and arranged by category.
The most comprehensive book on the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci, with hundreds of illustrations This classic volume on Leonardo's paintings captures the magical qualities that make him one of the most beloved painters in the history of art. Pietro Marani's definitive text is accompanied by hundreds of reference images that immerse the reader in Leonardo's world and studio. Every known painting is discussed in depth, and enlarged details reveal aspects invisible to the naked eye, down to the artist's fingerprints. This new edition includes three newly attributed works, including the Salvator Mundi, whose discovery and sale in 2016 made international news, while color plates have been refreshed throughout, especially of paintings that have been restored or cleaned since the first edition of the book was published in 2000.
Shedding new light on the renowned Renaissance artist, this book examines all of da Vinci's known paintings using recent advances in technology and the latest art historical research. While Leonardo da Vinci is one of history's most studied and renowned artists, there are many myths surrounding his work. Beginning with his birth and early maturity in the workshops of the Florentine masters, Alessandro Vezzosi delves into the provenance of disputed works such as Madonna Litta and La Bella Principessa. He demonstrates how recent advances in technology have aided researchers in studying and restoring da Vinci's art--including uncovering forgeries--and he explores the artist's scientific achievements in the fields of optics and paint composition. An exquisitely produced plate section looks at the most significant aspects of da Vinci's work, and offers numerous comparative examples in the form of archival documents, preparatory studies, and contemporary paintings. A fitting tribute to da Vinci, this wide ranging book applies 21st-century knowledge to help answer centuries-old questions about the Renaissance genius.
For the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, this updated edition of our XL title provides the most comprehensive survey of the life and work of the master painter, sculptor, architect, and inventor. The catalogue raisonné of paintings covers both surviving and lost works, while full-bleed details allow us to inspect even the...
In una nuova e originale formula, tutto Leonardo: il pittore della Gioconda e lo studioso di anatomia, lo sperimentatore del volo umano e l'inventore di macchine da guerra. Un libro magnificamente illustrato per il pubblico degli appassionati, con testi aggiornatissimi. ENGLISH TEXT. Italian edition available. Annotation Supplied by Informazioni Editoriali
More iconic images accrue to the name of Leonardo da Vinci than to any other artist. The "Mona Lisa" stands as a sort of primary visual signifier for "Art" itself, just as his drawing of Vitruvian Man stands as a primary visual signifier for "Man." This new da Vinci monograph presents this ultimate Renaissance man's complete corpus, from the most renowned oil paintings such as "Lady with an Ermine," "Virgin of the Rocks" and "Mona Lisa" to frescoes such as "The Last Supper" in Santa Maria delle Grazie Church and the ceiling frescoes of the Sala delle Asse in Castello Sforzesco in Milan. All works are reproduced in full-color plates, many of them augmented with detail plates that reveal the extraordinary care lavished by the artist upon his canvases. Also included are da Vinci's preparatory drawings and cartoons; works no longer extant, such as "The Battle of Anghiari," are enumerated as part of the da Vinci corpus. Affordably priced and superbly produced, this volume offers a basic da Vinci monograph for all. Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was born in Florence and studied with the renowned painter Verrocchio, qualifying as a "master" at the age of 20 in 1472. After his apprenticeship he worked for Ludovico il Moro, later moving to Rome, Bologna and Venice before settling in France, where his final three years were spent in the service of François I.
Leonardo da Vinci: Complete Works Detailed Analysis with High Quality Images A book everyone should read!Leonardo da Vinci wasn't just a painter. He was also an expert on other areas such as invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. Leonardo da Vinci was the ultimate "Renaissance Man". This is why we think Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most under-appreciated men ever lived. Modern technology is the way it is thanks to his endless efforts. Unfortunately, most people only know him for his famous "Mona Lisa" and "The Last Supper". UNTIL NOW!!!By reading this book, you are going to learn all there is to learn about Leonardo da Vinci's works and inventions. His endless love for flying, goals and themes of his paintings... In this book, you are going to find:* HD Images of Leonardo's Masterpieces* Detailed Analysis of His Paintings* Detailed Analysis of His Inventions* Detailed Analysis of The Last Supper* Detailed Analysis of Mona Lisa* Specific Images of Certain Parts of the Masterpieces* Interesting Stories Regarding Those Masterpieces* Interesting Facts About Leonardo and His Works* Anecdotes and Stories From His Colorful Life* Secret Meanings of Leonardo's Works* Leonardo's Theories and Methods* Leonardo's Notebooks* Leonardo's Biography You Are Also Going To Find Out: How did Leonardo design world's first tank? How did Leonardo design world's first plane? How did Leonardo design world's first scuba diving suit? Leonardo's chosen method to paint The Last Supper. (It wasn't successful.) Mona Lisa's true subject. Relationship between Salai (Leonardo's student.) and Leonardo. The secrets behind The Mona Lisa. The secrets Leonardo hid in The Last Supper. Read Now And: Learn Great Things About the Hidden History of Renaissance Art. Learn How to Describe and Analyze Leonardo's Paintings and Inventions. Learn How Great an Artist Leonardo Was Buy This Book Now AND Enjoy Knowing More Than Others
This is a selection of Leonardo da Vinci's writings on painting. Martin Kemp and Margaret Walker have edited material not only from his so-called Treatise on Painting but also from his surviving manuscripts and from other primary sources.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) possessed one of the greatest minds of all time; his importance and influence are inestimable. This two-volume survey presents a comprehensive survey on this Italian painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, scientist and all-around genius.
Leonardo da Vinci—artist, inventor, and prototypical Renaissance man—is a perennial source of fascination because of his astonishing intellect and boundless curiosity about the natural and man-made world. During his life he created numerous works of art and kept voluminous notebooks that detailed his artistic and intellectual pursuits. The collection of writings and art in this magnificent book are drawn from his notebooks. The book organizes his wide range of interests into subjects such as human figures, light and shade, perspective and visual perception, anatomy, botany and landscape, geography, the physical sciences and astronomy, architecture, sculpture, and inventions. Nearly every piece of writing throughout the book is keyed to the piece of artwork it describes.
Il divino: A glorious exploration of Michelangelo's works Before reaching the tender age of 30, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) had already sculpted David and Pietà, two of the most famous sculptures in the entire history of art. As a sculptor, painter, draftsman, and architect, the achievements of this Italian master are unique--no artist before or after him has ever produced such a vast, multifaceted, and wide-ranging oeuvre. This comprehensive book explores Michelangelo's life and work with a richly illustrated biographical essay, and a complete four-part inventory of his paintings, sculptures, buildings, and drawings. Full-page reproductions and enlarged details allow readers to appreciate fine details in the artist's vast repertoire, while the book's biographical insights consider a previously unseen extent to Michelangelo's more personal traits and circumstances, such as his solitary nature, his thirst for money and commissions, his immense wealth, and his skill as a property investor. In addition, the book tackles the controversial issue of the attribution of Michelangelo drawings, an area in which decisions continue to be steered by the interests of the art market and the major collections. This is the definitive work about Michelangelo for generations to come, to be delved into and put on display, with its slipcase neatly converting into a book stand.
This massive tome explores Michelangelo's life and work in more depth and detail than ever before. Gorgeous, full page reporductions and enlarged details bring readers up close to the works. This is the definitive volume about Michelangelo for generations to come.
Michelangelo was a genius of unrivaled virtuosity. This dependable edition traces the extraordinary depth and breadth of his work and his ascent to the elite of the Renaissance and art history with ten richly illustrated chapters covering the artist's paintings, sculptures, and architecture with special focus on the tour de force frescoes of...